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Missionaries Starting For Africa

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A round tlie mi.zen nmt of the Ininan steaincr City of Chester yesterday after. noon the band of niissionaries, who aro starting for África gathered with their friends and sanjr oíd Methodist liymns. Cliaplain McCilie led the sin,rin{ amí the Rey. Stephen Merritt and a hunilred uien and women froni the Mtethodtat churches of New ïork and Brookiyn johicd In the songa. Id the intervals between the staging the Iiev. Dr. Asbury Lowrey, wlio lias directed the niissionary services dnring the week, addressed the party. Dr. Lowrey is over six (eet high and his yriay liead and broad shouldors towered above those of the whole party. The cabin passengers looked cunously at the group and Uien j;:itliered in the ciowd aruund Ihem. As the steamcr pulled out uto the Streaiu the friends of the mUsionaries collected at the end of the pier and sanjr "Nearer My öod to Thee." The missioiiariea joined in tbs inging trom the steamer's deck. Oue of llu'in wus a ruddy-chesked youn? womau of eighteen, who is just ont of a seiniuary, and is going to teach the Afriean canibals how tü read and wrlta. A llttle girl of tliree or four years liouted and waved her hand front tlie anus of her motlier who was a nmsionary. Thecrowd looklDg on joined in the shouting and tlie singinj; until the City of Chester was out in the stream, disMppearlng in the fog and mist. On April 7, the missionaries will sall from Liverpool for the Afriean coast, where they will be met by liishop Taylor, the Methodist Bishop of África, and will be directed by him to their destiuations iu the interior.


Ann Arbor Courier
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